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Roy Williams wraps up the season

“Steve (Kirschner) thinks I’m wacko for agreeing to do this (press conference),” Roy Williams said. “One of the reasons I wanted to do it was to bring closure to it. The other reason is we had a team meeting on Wednesday of last week, and I didn’t jump on him, but I disagreed with Isaiah. He took way too much responsibility for that shot. That shot was against North Carolina’s team.” (NSJ Sports)

ACC Barnstorming Tour stops in Tarboro

Hundreds turned out in Tarboro Thursday night for the second leg of the ACC Barnstorming Tour. The charity basketball event visits nine cities across North Carolina (and one stop in Iowa) to showcase graduating seniors, while raising money to support both local communities and the Ronald McDonald House. For the third year, UNC great Phil Ford coached the ACC squad. (WNCT)

Roy Williams aims to coach Tar Heels another 5-9 years

There was no long mourning period for Roy Williams after the heartbreaking loss in the NCAA championship game. Within days he was on the recruiting trail and meeting with current players to talk about next season. Apparently, he's not ready to call it a career just yet. "If I were going to quit, I sure as the dickens wouldn't have seen four (recruits) in an 18-hour period last Thursday and Friday." (Associated Press)

Roy Williams gets closure on season despite lack of recovery

Ask Roy Williams how he's recovering from UNC's 77-74 at-the-buzzer loss in the 2016 National Championship the day before he dies. One week after suffering the loss in the title game, the Hall of Fame coach is sure it's the type of feeling and moment that a person never gets over. "I don't think you ever get over it," he said. "I really don't. It's about as low as you can be." (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC's NBA Decisions Expected Next Week

Roy Williams expects some of his underclassmen to test the NBA waters in taking advantage of recent NCAA changes to the draft process. The players now have until 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA draft combine to remove their names from the draft list. That date this year is May 25, as the draft camp runs May 11-15 in Chicago. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Postseason Press Conference Quotes

Roy Williams: "I think that some of our guys will try to go to the (NBA) combine, will declare and not hire an agent, and see how they play in the combine, and I have no problem with that. If I were the father of some of our players, I’d get them to do the same thing. When we get through with all the interviews, we’ll make one announcement." (Inside Carolina)

Knee Surgery on Tap for Roy Williams

Roy Williams is facing a second consecutive summer without his standard allotment of golf rounds due to the possibility of knee replacement surgery. The Hall of Fame coach had two knee surgeries last summer which failed to deliver the desired results. After hobbling around at times, Williams told reporters on Tuesday that he’s inquiring about a second round of knee surgeries. (Inside Carolina)

Wayne Ellington: Pops

“Go to work.” That was the message my dad would always text me before games. Of course, that was never a problem for me because I always went a little bit harder knowing he was probably watching me. I was his only boy. And because I was his only son, my dad gave me everything. He gave me a jump shot. He gave me love. And he gave me his name, Wayne. (The Players' Tribune)

A Very Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2016-17

7. North Carolina: Key Returners: G Joel Berry, F Isaiah Hicks, F Justin Jackson, F Kennedy Meeks, G Theo Pinson; New Arrivals: C Tony Bradley, G Seventh Woods, G Brandon Robinson; The national runners-up have enough veterans returning to contend, but the Tar Heels will need to find a new guy who can take over a game late. Jackson is the next man up. (Athlon Sports)

ACC Barnstorming tour hits East Wilkes

The ACC Barnstorming Tour, featuring seniors from Wake Forest, North Carolina and NC State made its stop in Ronda on Monday night and put on quite the show (video). Marcus Paige and Joel James — players on the 2016 ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament runner-up North Carolina basketball team — were clearly the fan favorites of a very pro-Tar Heel crowd. (North Wilkesboro Journal Patriot)

Adorable little kids sent letters to console UNC after NCAA tournament loss

For the UNC players who lost the national championship game to Villanova last week, there was one silver lining. Which was that a teacher at Triangle Day School in Durham used the game to teach her kids about compassion, and had them write cards for the Tar Heels in consolation for their loss. (USA Today)

It's Been a Week. So How's Everybody Doing?

It's been a week. A week that has reminded us how much we invest emotionally in teams we follow and how much pain we willingly bring upon ourselves with that investment. The loss hurt and while it should never be put on the level of real life tragedies the raw emotional reaction at least initially was the feeling of, well, grief. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Barnstorming Tour Dates & Schedule

A number of well-known North Carolina and ACC seniors, including Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, and Joel James, are participating in this month's Barnstorming Tour. They will face off against high school all-star teams across the state in competitive scrimmages, three-point showdowns and dunk contests. Players will sign autographs after the game. (Carolina Blue)

Kennedy Meeks is back next year, right?

Center Kennedy Meeks is another player who could remain at UNC for his senior season or test the NBA draft waters. Mark Armstrong, who covers the Tar Heels as a news anchor for ABC 11 in Raleigh, ran into Meeks on Friday. Outside the Nordstrom Rack at Southpointe Mall in Durham, the two had the following exchange. (Carolina Blue)

10 more facts on Taylor Hartzog and Marcus Paige

On Friday, The Daily Tar Heel published "You are the turning queen," a feature on dance team captain Taylor Hartzog. The story focuses on her as a dancer and her relationship with basketball player Marcus Paige — but not everything made the story. Assistant Editor Ryan Schocket went back into his notes to find 10 more interesting facts about Hartzog and Paige. (Daily Tar Heel)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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